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A New Way of Aging!
Sage-ing islooking at life in a new way as we grow older. It is a spiritual practice that involvesharvesting the wisdom of our lives, finding ways to transmit that wisdom as a legacy to future generations and giving back through service. Learn more about Sage-ing here.
Sage-ing International’s goal is to help you achieve your best self as you age. We offer classes and workshops, Wisdom Circles and Sage-ing Chapters in local communities and promote Sage-ing (conscious aging) through online and offline resources, conferences and workshops.
Fifth biennial Sage-ing International Conference–a huge success!!!
A sold out crowd of 160 elders gathered October 20 – 23, 2016 at Sunrise Ranch Conference and Retreat Center in Loveland, Colorado, to be introduced to or to renew their interest in the sage-ing path to conscious aging. Kindred spirits from across the country and as far away as Brazil, Switzerland and Israel reported leaving the conference with a full heart, deep joy, inspired, excited, connected, and committed to sharing the sage-ing path with families, friends and their communities. Watch for more about the conference to come soon!!!
Read Pat Hoertdoerfer’s story here about how she and her husband pass on their values to their seven grandchildren through the Cousins Camp they created.
Conscious Age-ing is about networking with other Elders. Join or create a local Wisdom Circle.
Conscious Age-ing is about giving back, providing service, mentoring. See what Sages in Service are doing.
WHAT WE DO
Sage-ing International is committed to transforming the current paradigm of aging to “sage-ing” through learning, community building and service.
With a confidence born from harvesting life experience and with a humility that sees service as the natural result of continued inner growth, we find ways to serve every day. This generosity of spirit elicits joy in human relations, while positively benefiting the communities and cultures we serve.
We embrace new paradigms for aging to realize our potential.
We recall important people and events and how they have shaped us.
We harvest the wisdom learned through life’s triumphs and challenges.
We find solace in forgiving others and ourselves
We make peace with death, taking spiritual and practical steps
We create a legacy through service, mentoring and activism
Is Sage-ing for You?
Are you in the second half of life and wondering what to do next? Have you just retired, have you recently become an empty-nester or has some other life transition left you wondering “what’s next?” Sage-ing may be your answer!
Sage-ing engages curiosity, community, commitment and connections and encourages us to enrich ourselves and our world through serving a cause, contacting a friend, reading a good book, attending a class, or enjoying the beauty and wonder of nature.
Embracing a sage-ing way of life may be the most important thing you do for yourself (and for others in your life) this year.
Here we share wisdom and inspiring stories from the Sage-ing International community, as well as from other partners in the rich collective of the conscious aging field. We aspire to bring you changing content of interest that keeps you coming back for more!
Reb Zalman, founder of the Spiritual Eldering Institute, was a pioneer in Conscious Aging. This Jeffrey Mishlove interview with Reb Zalman gives an introduction to Sage-ing and Conscious Aging principles.
The book From Age-ing to Sage-ingtells Reb Zalman’s story of choosing to become an Elder, rather than just becoming elderly. He shares wisdom about the last stage of life in interviews with Sara Davidson in The December Project. Watch one of her interviews here.
Reb Zalman passed away in July 2014. Read tributes to this remarkable man here.
Find CDs and DVDs by Reb Zalman in the Sage-ing store.
Life is full of ironies. Last October, Carol Orsborn and I launched our book, The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker’s Guide to Growing Older at The Harvard Bookstore. The book confronts the shadow side of aging, finding
It seemed that everywhere I turned men were articulating and documenting their instructions, values and requests. In August of 2003, it was Aaron Brown introducing a feature on CNN’s NewsNight about the rescued coal miners
The conscious aging movement has made enormous contributions to understanding the psychological and spiritual tasks – and gifts! – of aging. One relatively undeveloped area, however, has been the mystical experience of aging, an area